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Lauren Holtkamp-Sterling becomes first mom to officiate NBA game

[ad_1] CHICAGO -- Referee Lauren Holtkamp-Sterling made NBA history Friday night when she became the first mother to officiate a league game.Holtkamp-Sterling worked the Bulls-Warriors game in Chicago.The game was the first for Holtkamp-Sterling since she gave birth to daughter Stoan earlier this year. She missed last season with a knee injury that required surgery and the start of her 2019-20 season was delayed by abdominal surgery.Her husband, Jonathan Sterling,
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Riot Games reaches $10 million settlement in gender discrimination class action

[ad_1] 6:01 PM ETEmily RandESPN LOS ANGELES -- Video game developer Riot Games will pay out $10 million following the settlement of a class action discrimination lawsuit against the company, according to court documents filed Monday in advance of their Wednesday court date.2 RelatedThe settlement will give plaintiffs Jessica Negron and Gabriela Downie $10,000 each, which is the highest payout for a member of the class action, in addition to
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Why mid-majors have the most to gain in Thanksgiving tournaments

[ad_1] 11:39 AM ETGraham HaysespnW.com CloseGraham Hays covers college sports for espnW, including softball and soccer. Hays began with ESPN in 1999.Thanksgiving tournaments are a preview of coming attractions for basketball's ruling class. The holiday getaways are an opportunity for Louisville and Oregon (3:15 p.m. ET Saturday) or Baylor and South Carolina (8 p.m. ET Saturday) to play each other in the kind of games they expect to encounter deep
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Brittany Bowlen rejoining Broncos next week as VP of strategic initiatives

[ad_1] ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Brittany Bowlen is rejoining the Denver Broncos next month as vice president of strategic initiatives as she continues her quest to succeed her late father as controlling owner of the franchise valued at close to $3 billion.Bowlen, 29, will report to chief commercial officer Mac Freeman and chief financial officer Justin Webster starting Dec. 2. She will oversee aspects of the team's development project at Empower
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WWE Survivor Series 2019 The lapsed fan’s guide

[ad_1] As a service to fans who have a general interest in WWE but might not have watched a match since SummerSlam, or even WrestleMania, we're happy to provide this FAQ as a guide to Survivor Series 2019, scheduled for Sunday at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois. Q: Alright! Survivor Series! The annual battle between Team Red (Raw) and Team Blue (SmackDown) for WWE supremacy! And also Team Yellow.Q.
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WWE NXT TakeOver WarGames live results recaps and analysis

[ad_1] The stars of NXT have been working overtime in recent weeks, starting with their last-minute invasion of SmackDown and on subsequent episodes of Raw and SmackDown ever since, in addition to their own two-hour weekly show. Saturday night marks one of the biggest nights of the year in NXT, the third annual TakeOver: WarGames at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois, which will feature two of the eponymous matches
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$1.5 million on the line at LPGA’s CME Group Tour Championship

[ad_1] 8:02 PM ETCharlotte GibsonESPN NAPLES, Fla. -- With the largest prize in the history of women's golf on the line, the leaderboard at the CME Group Tour Championship is stacked. During Saturday's third round at Tiburon Golf Club, players such as England's Charley Hull climbed up the board while American Nelly Korda chased South Korea's Sei Young Kim all day for the top spot. Sunday, the LPGA season will
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Korda sisters play down rivalry in the hunt for the CME Group Tour Championship prize

[ad_1] 6:57 PM ETCharlotte GibsonESPN NAPLES, Fla. -- Standing on the ninth tee at the Miramar Golf Country Club in New Taipei City, Taiwan, earlier this month, five-time LPGA winner and eight-year veteran Jessica Korda, 26, started crying.Just moments before tears started to roll down Korda's face, one of her final pairing partners, South Korean golfer So Yeon Ryu, casually brought up the possibility of Korda's younger sister Nelly winning
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LPGA Tour rookies reflect on season filled with roller coaster of emotions

[ad_1] 5:04 PM ETCharlotte GibsonESPN NAPLES, Fla. -- Missed cut. Another missed cut. And another missed cut.It was the end of August, and LPGA rookie Cheyenne Knight, 22, was rethinking everything. After bogeying the final two holes to miss the cut at the Cambia Portland Classic, she knew that her LPGA eligibility would be in jeopardy. And she knew that she would have to shift her mindset and "play Cheyenne